Adam Fields (weblog)

This blog is largely deprecated, but is being preserved here for historical interest. Check out my index page at for more up to date info. My main trade is technology strategy, process/project management, and performance optimization consulting, with a focus on enterprise and open source CMS and related technologies. More information. I write periodic long pieces here, shorter stuff goes on twitter or


New server worm targets php and uses Google to spread

Filed under: — adam @ 11:17 pm


“The Santy worm uses a flaw in the widely used community forum software known as the PHP Bulletin Board (phpBB) to spread, according to updated analyses. The worm searches Google for sites using a vulnerable version of the software”

Tonga is the porniest nation

Filed under: — adam @ 11:05 pm

“While Sao Tome remains a mere adolescent in the world of online porn (in terms of countries, Germany leads the way with 10 million pages, and the UK is close behind with 8.5 million), that figure corresponds to 1.7 pages per inhabitant. Germany in contrast has 0.12 pages per person, and the UK, 0.14. Winner of porniest country in the world is Tonga with an incredible 7.7 pages for each of its 110,000 inhabitants.”


Filed under: — adam @ 4:51 pm

Marton Csokas is Trevor Goodchild

Filed under: — adam @ 4:48 pm

AKA Celeborn:

Also, Jonny Lee Miller as Goodchild the Younger.

Haven’t seen him in a while.

New nerve imaging tech

Filed under: — adam @ 2:05 pm

“The proprietary NERVONIX Nerve Imaging Technology is based on the ability of nerves to alter tissue distribution parameters of electrical fields. Since depolarization of the neuronal cell membrane is not required for this effect, extremely low-intensity electrical fields can be employed for image construction. Impedance changes measured at the skin surface are translated into data to pinpoint and construct a two-dimensional image of the underlying nerve structures, which appear in the form of peaks on a topographical map. The highest impedance levels show up as the brightest peaks on the map. The technology operates non-invasively and without any unpleasant sensations.”

The EFF needs your support

Filed under: — adam @ 1:13 pm

As you think about your taxes at the end of this year, consider donating to the EFF. They’re fighting the good fight for your electronic freedom, they produce tangible work, and their efforts affect everyone who uses the internet or technology in any way.

No, really. Do it now!

The Beastles (Mashed Apples all over this funky place)

Filed under: — adam @ 12:43 pm

Beastie Boys + Beatles mashup. I’m not so sure it’s good, but it is interesting.

[Update: Correction, it's really good. Get it now, before the C&D does!]

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